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. >> those endorsing them, that's what they want us to look at their overall experience in life and what they bring to government. >> reporter: you have to look at them individually and some of them don't have experience with a committee that they were assigned to so that's why we were looking at this a little closer. >> it's going to be an interesting year in sacramento. thank you. >>> in the wake of the connecticut school shooting, a top state lawmaker wants the white house to consider california as a model for dealing with mental illness. senate president pro tem darrell steinberg wrote to vice president joe biden urging him to use california's mental health services act as a model for nationwide improvements. it levies a special tax on higher earners to pay for housing, medication, therapy and preventative services. >> the fact is that it sometimes does take the public's attentio on the worst of worst circumstances to talk about and to act around how we improve systems that for far too long have been underfunded and ignored. >> now, steinberg also wants the federal government to mat
. and not to mention the stock market, we all know that investors do not like uncertainty. so really hitting us from all sides. >> it's like we have one foot over the cliff already. >>> did you give thought to the "fiscal cliff" when doing your christmas shopping? many americans did because cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman tells us retail numbers weren't good. >> reporter: i'm at union square which is mobbed. it's swinging. i spent the day here and it didn't get active until a couple of hours ago and as i look around, i don't see a lot of people with bags. i'm not sure they're shopping. but the retailers really hope they will because because they are in a lot of hurt. susan wanted to buy toys for her grandchildren but couldn't manage to go to a toy store. visions of the sandy hook elementary school massacre were in her head. >> i couldn't take the shopping and seeing all the little kids 5-year-olds, 6-year-olds, particularly saddens me. >> reporter: she bought gift cards instead and none of the extra stuff she might have been found being in stores. december retail is a bummer in the news and stores. >>
school and they tell us it will reopen tomorrow. >>> more than 1500 pg&e customers don't have power tonight. strong winds knocked down trees and power lines. crews restored electricity to 99% of those affected. right now more than 2700 customers are without power. >> i just got back from marin county. we had the same problem there. a lot of trees coming down. we have that picked up so i'm back at my regular yard out of antioch. >> pg&e hopes to have power restored to everyone by tomorrow morning. >>> and we are not out of the woods yet. chief meteorologist paul deanno with the next system coming in and new text nothing that will help us better understand the storms. >> perfect timing from the weather. we'll have more on that in a second. let's look at the rainfall that we received. we got a month's worth of rainfall, a december's worth of rainfall, in san francisco, in just five days. we averaged 4.0" in december and we received 4.08." other areas napa 10" of rain, kentfield nearly 10." 7.5" for danville. not completely rain-free. it's not going to be a flood producer. it's not goin
. cate cauguiran tells us a tsunami warning has been lifted. >> originally authorities issued a warning a tsunami two meters high could hit the coast. thankfully this quake is nothing compared to the one last year. the tsunami was listed two hours after it hit. some roads were closed and rail services were suspended in the area. one city reported a 1 meter tsunami. there was no initial reports of damage. taking a look at the video you can see it caused continuous shaking in some areas. buildings in tokyo were reportedly swaying for several minutes. this rattled nerves in a nation still recovering from the devastating earthquake in march 2011. miagi was one of the areas that suffered the worst destruction. that quake triggered fuel melt downs at the nuclear plant. 60 people died and cars, boats and homes were swept away . regarding this quake, tokyo electric power says there are no problems at any o of the nuclear plants. reporting live in the news room cate cauguiran cbs 5. >>> how about our weather, got the weekend you said that earlier. that is just a great word. weekend, don't you th
if not for us, let's make it safer for our kids. >> we heard from the national rifle association today for the first time sinc the shooting. they said out of respect for the families and a matter of common decency we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting. the nra says it's prepared to offer meaningful contributions to the renewed gun debate. cbs 5 reporter grace lee is live in hayward with a look at how bay area mayors are taking on guns. grace. >>> reporter: we came here to hayward to meet with the state treasurer phil lockyer and what we learned is that california had invested millions of dollars into a gun manufacturer the same gun manufacturer who made the firearm used in newtown connecticut. well, that has since been remedied but this is one of just several political maneuvers, one to distance themselves from gun manufacturers but several with politicians moving closer to "gun control." >>> reporter: in an open letter to the president today eight big city mayors from new york to los angeles asked for an outright ban on assault
one that made the gun used in newtown, connecticut. and this has led to a series of political maneuvers. in an open letter to the president today, eight big city mayors from new york to los angeles asked for an outright ban on assault weapons. >> it's clear that gun is not for the streets it's not for sports. it's really a gun of war. >> reporter: san francisco mayor ed lee and oakland mayor jean quan agree with the federal assault weapons ban that's already in place in california. the two cities just had their largest gun buy-back event taking 600 firearms off the streets. >> the reality is we can buy back hundreds but if we can't stop the flow into nevada and increasingly now for the internet and other sources, this is where we really need and that's why i think you see the mayors across the country trying to put pressure on the federal government. >> reporter: but will public sentiment last long enough to fight strong lobbying groups line the nra? san jose mayor chuck reed weighed in. >> i think people have a right to not necessarily use assault weapons anytime anywhere the
miles per hour. there's high deaf doppler. the rain is here and it's going to be with us for a while. we'll talk about when the mess will finally move o out and have your full extended forecast in a few minutes. >>> as paul mentioned a flood warning has been issued for the napa river. it's expected above flood levels and cbs5 don knapp is in napa where people are preparing for worst. >> reporter: we've been here since 3 and there was no rain. now it's starting to rain. behind me is the napa river. there's lots of room. but they say this river is going to rise rapidly tomorrow. folks all along the banks up and down are preparing for the worst and stopping by to pick up sandbags to do that. the city's delivered about 50- tons of sand to this lot and the folks are filling them just about as quickly as they can. nearly 2000 bags were filled and hauled out of here so far today. folks like june and her husband and nephew were filling bags. >> i live on a creek. we had a big rain as you know thursday night and the water came up to almost the top of the retaining wall and so we decided sandbags
in the u.s. speculation is rampant about what computer and where in the u.s. apple will manufacture its former assembly plant in elk grove one possibility. although some see apple's decision as a public relations move, one user says it's right for the times. >> i hope it's something tangible. this is also for the stakeholders. people on the ground actually working on the apple phones. >> reporter: low wages and low fuel costs were the main forces driving companies to start manufacturing overseas allen but over the decades we in that fuel costs are definitely up and wages in china as a result of some of this reporting of bad conditions there are on the rise 15 to 20% as well so it doesn't make as much economic sense as it used to. >> i'm sure consumers are wondering oh, yeah but does that mean all the apple products are going to cost more? will they raise prices on me is it. >> reporter: it's a competitive thing. they are getting a lot of mileage out of moving some manufacturing of one line of computers, the mac mini or the pro, they are getting publicity about that. other companies may
is dramatically less than what it used to be. so as the future goes forward it's going to be more and more difficult to hire people to come from other places to work here. there will always be that group of people who live here or want to be comes here. but we have fewer people coming to us than we used to. >> reporter: the 44 officers currently in the san jose police academy won't be ready to patrol the streets on their own until july. another academy is starting in april but those officers won't be ready for the streets until january of 2014. the problem is the department needs them right now. live from san jose, len ramirez, cbs 5. >>> we're learning more tonight about how two people ended up bound and gagged and dumped in the middle of the san francisco street. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez is at the murder scene with information on the aliases some of the suspects went by. >> reporter: we're in the 3700 block of san bruno and in this home here behind me, this is where two of the women who were arrested happen to live. it's also the place where two men ganged up on the male victim and two
with more crime and fewer officers, cbs 5 reporter mark sayre shows us one group is going the extra mile to take back the neighborhood. >> reporter: police say the neighborhood patrols provide an extra set of eyes and ears in these tight budgets but in one san jose neighborhood residents are literally taking it to the streets. >> it's just something that doesn't look right. >> reporter: with a rising number of property crimes and a decreasing number of police officers, bud pyle decided to take action. >> but the number one thing we're looking for is somebody sitting in a car for a few minutes looking around or leaning on a car. >> reporter: pyle and several other volunteers from the eden neighborhood association are taking the concept of the neighborhood watch to a whole new level. >> i said, we're going to do it and starting tomorrow we're going to drive the neighborhood and every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and we got volunteers to do it. >> reporter: pyle and his team members are focusing their driving patrols during the day because that's when home burglaries are occurring when many p
often in prayer. father, i ask that you be with us tonight, lord. >> reporter: about 70 people attended a candlelight vigil at the south valley community church to pray, mourn, and heal. >> this christmas we ask you to heal us, to help us, to be born anew in us, and to be with those surviving students. >> reporter: the victims names were read aloud. a candle lit up for each one of them. they photos, all 26 flashed on screen. the vigil was as much for the victims as it was for the local community. >> the question is are we preparing ourselves for when it comes? are we preparing ourselves so that we're able to feel this in a proactive way. so that on the outcome we are stronger on the other end. >> reporter: as the pastor said, one way to deal with anger, fear, and anxiousness from a tragedy is with hope. in gilroy, cbs 5. >>> investigators looking into the school shootings are questioning two school staff members who were injured, but survived. they are also piecing together a timeline of how the tragedy unfolded. cbs reporter has that part of the story. >> reporter: 20-year-old adam lan
cents more next year and $1.36 in 2014 money that will be used to prevent future disasters adding insult to injury for current victims. >> they are picking up as though nothing happened and business as usual. [ crying ] >> i'm very sorry. i'm just really emotional. >> reporter: the puc commissioners say they were trying to strike a balance between punishing pg&e for past mistakes and encouraging the company to invest in safety. on the consumerwatch, julie watts, cbs 5. >>> lawmakers are getting down to business on gun control in the wake of the connecticut school shooting. the gun violence task force headed by vice president joe biden met today for the first time to look for ways to prevent tragedies like the one in newtown. they will be look at firearms restrictions increasing mental health resources and the media's role in guns and violence. the president wants concrete proposals in time for his state of the union address next month. >> the president is absolutely committed to keeping his promise that we will act and we will act in a way that is designed even if he says we could only s
of the bay area is important to us. and we're proud to work with all those who are making our communities stronger. i'm dana king. >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> they punch us in the stomach. they slap us. >> bullied at school. even more troubling is what happened when these two girls spoke up. i'm ken bastida. >> i'm dana king. tonight we hear from those bay area fifth graders, girls who tell us they are being bullied, even physically threatened at school, and that teachers aren't doing anything about it. watch what allen martin found when he went to check out the school. >> reporter: the school sign proclaims in bold letters, be safe, responsible, respectful. but cooper elementary school in vallejo is anything but, according to these two fifth graders. >> they punch us in the stomach. they slap us. >> reporter: samantha and autumn say they're constantly bullied in school by two brothers. samantha's parents say they knew there was a problem. >> my daughter coming home crying, telling me she was being called names, tramp, whore, slut. >> reporter: but th
. the proposal is to use some money from the regional transit authority for a five-month pilot program next year. san francisco supervisors are already behind the proposal. >>> so how are all the muni problems affecting service? gianna, probably not all that bad since it's running. >> that's right. since power has been restored to muni metro everything is back on track so we are not hearing of delays or problems. things should be free-flowing and good news because typically the morning commute is in full swing within the next half hour. bart, ace, muni, caltrain and your ferries all on time so no troubles on mass transit this morning. bay bridge today on the lower deck we have roadwork expected at 7:45 this morning. that will extend to about 1 p.m. this afternoon. one lane will be closed on the lower deck of the bay bridge so expect delays later on. right now no delays on the bridge. traffic very quiet. also as you work your way along 101 here's live ak at conditions if you are headed towards sfo out of san francisco, traffic clear through the peninsula. no delays along 280 looking good there, a
helpful. >> reporter: but privacy advocates are worried its uses could soon expand. >> where they say they were going to use them for emergency purposes and then use them for surveillance on ordinary americans. >> reporter: some believe the sheriff is not being honest. >> documents that the aclu obtained along with documents that ess obtained showed his true plan is to use a drone for spying for surveillance intelligence gathering. this is spying. >> the sheriff clearly is working to secretly unleash a drone on alameda county. >> reporter: although the sheriff's office had agreed to wait until a hearing before the public protection committee to decide this issue, it suddenly ended up on the county board of supervisors agenda for approval. the undersheriff says it was a clerical error and the item was pull. -- was pulled. as for how the drone will be used, the undersheriff admits it's a gray area. >> there are no hard and fast rules. in fact, currently, the faa hasn't even issued their final rules on using these. >> reporter: it's not just privacy advocates who are cautious. there's a
can visit who in the hospital? which marriage counts? >> so what happens between now and when the u.s. supreme court makes that decision next june? we talked to legal experts to get their take. >> reporter: the final say in the culture war on same sex marriage is coming. and the justice's decision to hear the case is historic. >> this is equivalent to the supreme court taking on one of the most divisive sort of exciting constitutional questions of this generation and deciding that they have to issue an opinion on this. >> and constitutional law experts believe they will decide on one of three possibilities. >> reporter: first, the justices could say denying marriage to any couple is unconstitutional, just like the former ban on interracial marriage. that decision could overturn any state's same sex marriage ban. a second choice is a technicality. the justs can rule supporters of prop 8 are not legally entitled to defend the law. third, they can follow the precedent set on a landmark gay rights case. >> the 9th circuit tried to narrow its ruling by equating it to roamer versus evans. >
. thanks for joining us. >> we got a lot of news to cover in the next hour. we will talk with san francisco police chief breaks are about gun control. >> we have a representative from the oakland buyback. we will find out what kind of impact events like that path. we are also talking a little later about tvs that watch you. >> the whole issue of privacy. first, let's get to the news that affects everybody in the bay area. heavy rain, wind, and thunderstorms. rain keeps on falling. it's not over. a roof collapse at a san francisco gas station after a tree toppled over onto the overhang causing that collapse. luckily, nobody was hurt. we turn now to elizabeth lingered telling him that the weather desk this morning with what we can expect. it's really coming down. >> it really is. all that yellow and green. pretty much rain falling across the bay area. anywhere from one to 2 inches by the time the storm lets up. we will zoom in for the north bay. that is where the storm is falling hardest. you see that big band of yellow over portions of 101. falling pretty hard in pendulum as well. checking t
. the gunman struck yesterday afternoon while thousands were shopping. bigad shaban joins us live with more from those trapped inside the mall during the ordeal. bigad. >> reporter: good morning. it's quiet but eerie scene here with the mall parking lot and entrances closed off by police as part of the ongoing investigation. inside there the masked gunman shot out several rounds after crying out to the crowds, i am the shooter. >>> reporter: mourners showed up overnight with the first flowers in remembrance of the two people killed at a mall near portland, oregon. >> this event touched us deeply. >> reporter: this cell phone video shows what it was like in the moments after the shooting as police escorted shoppers to safety. >> it was scary. it was shocking. >> our cousin is a security guard in there. and his wife and baby were in there, but they got out okay. >> reporter: police arrived within minutes searching for the gunman in a crowd of thousands. >> police went armed and yelling at to us close the gate so we closed the gate. >> they escorted us out, keep low, children first, the whole
right now heading towards the bay area. this is only going to bring us possibly a sprinkle or two in the north bay. the real storm system is actually just behind it. so yeah, it's another wet day on tap. if you thought you were done with your umbrella, well, you're going to need to bring it back out again and bring a jackets, too. temperatures are pretty cold right now and remain chilly throughout the day. so this is what we're watching. this is the low on the approach once again rain showers looking unsettled actually through at least the first half of tomorrow. here's a live look along the embarcadero. so it is dry for now. you can see it all lit up for the holidays. temperatures though definitely chilly. 35 right now in concord. 35 as well in livermore. so some of the east bay valleys, that is where we're really getting close to freeze, not quite but definitely cold. san francisco a little more mild mid-40s there. so by this afternoon, we are going to see a lot of low to mid-50s. these temperatures are going to feel slightly cooler actually than what we even saw yesterday. so l
called san francisco police department, advised us of the situation. at which point our officers respond. they attempted to make contact during this time they believe that this person may potentially have a weapon. >> >> reporter: there are a lot of apartments here, a lot of folks living there. police got all of the people out of the immediate area of danger out of their apartments. others were asked to shelter in place. we talked with one of those people. his name is nathan. >> we kind of wanted to know what was going on. saw the police cars try to leave our apartment. there were a whole bunch of s.w.a.t. team in the hallway told us to shell nor place. and then evacwaited us about 5 minutes ago. >> reporter: we know there are hostage negotiators. there's also a s.w.a.t. team here. we know that police are not going to give up at any point soon. one of these two is going to prevail. let's hope it's the negotiators. >> we'll check in with you again. >>> there is new information about what happened in the second deadliest school shooting in u.s. history. police say the gunman shot 20 childr
to keep us dry for today. a much-needed break that will allow all the water to drain out for some of the rivers and creeks but then there's another storm heading our way off the coast. this will be pushing through late in the day tomorrow. more like tomorrow night into wednesday. good news is probably one to two inches in the wettest spots. we didn't expect to see flooding rains from that storm. let's enjoy the break while we have it. temperatures this afternoon with a few clouds in the mix, sunshine, mid-60s in towards san jose. about 64 in livermore. 64 degrees in san rafael and about 64 degrees in san francisco. the weather looking good here. but, of course, things may change very rapidly so you want to check out our website for all the weather. go to cbssf.com click on weather and you can check the hi-def doppler right there to see what's happening in your neighborhood. gianna? >> thank you. well, the good news is the roads are dry this morning. the bad news is we already are starting to see some slow conditions through the altamont pass. yellow indicates slower speeds under 4
gifts. bigad shaban joins us live now with the latest. >> reporter: it's a quiet but eerie scene here with the mall park lot and surrounding entrances closed off by police as part of their ongoing investigation. but it was inside where that masked gunman shot off several dozen rounds yesterday right after yelling to the crowd, quote, i am the shooter. >>> reporter: mourners showed up overnight with the first flowers in remembrance of the two people killed at a mall near portland, oregon. >> this event touched us deeply. >> reporter: this cell phone video shows what it was like in the moments after the shooting as police escorted shoppers to safety. >> it was scary. it was shocking. >> our cousin is a security guard in there. and his wife and baby were in there, but they got out okay. >> reporter: police arrived within minutes searching for the gunman in a crowd of thousands. >> police went armed and yelling at to us close the gate so we closed the gate. >> they escorted us out, keep low, children first, the whole standard procedure. >> reporter: authorities said when they found t
a half hour. maybe 45 minutes. we'll keep you updated. use an at national. despite construction across both directions of the dumbarton bridge, it's a better choice. across the bay use the bay bridge, as well. so far no other accidents to report. in fact, here's a live look at the bay bridge and you can see traffic moving okay into san francisco. no delays there right now. and a check on the south bay right now, so far, so good northbound 101, 280 also looking good as well as guadalupe parkway. that's a look at traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. developing news from the southland where cal state fullerton will have classes again today. the campus was locked down for eight hours after a suspect ran to the school following a police chase. the suspect was never found but the lockdown was lifted just before midnight. they were wanted for robbery and shooting from a jewelry store chased through three counties before crashing near the fullerton campus. three suspects were arrested, two still at large. one of them ran into a baseball diamond where the los angeles police chief was at a t
. congressional leaders will talk with president obama trying to avert the "fiscal cliff." ed payne tells us they only have four days. >>> reporter: in what's seen as a last-minute attempt to reach a deal, president obama meets at the white house with senate majority leader harry reid, house minority leader nancy pelosi, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell and house speaker john boehner. they have only four days to reach an agreement or the u.s. economy will go off the so- called "fiscal cliff." that's when automatic spending increases and cuts would take effect. reaching a deal won't be easy because both sides are involved in a high stakes political blame game. >> we are here in washington working while the members of the house of representatives are out watching movies and watching the kids play soccer and basketball and doing all kinds of things. they should be here. >> i told the president we would be happy to look at wah he proposes but the truth is we are coming up against a hard deadline and as i said this is a conversation we should have had months ago. >> reporter: democrats want
. it happened around 11:00 last night near 6th and washington. police tell us the officer wasn't seriously hurt but the driver could face charges. >>> a geyser of water shooting out of this fire hydrant closed a main entrance to the bay bridge this morning. san francisco police say a driver slammed into the fire hydrant at folsom and essex. apparently the man didn't stop as police tried to pull him over. he was taken to the hospital and then arrested. >>> oakland has failed to reform its police department. even though it worked out a deal avoid a full federal takeover, it has become the first in the nation to surrender part of its command to a court-appointed compliance director. cbs 5 reporter da lin on what happens next. >> that agreement in my opinion is going to be absolutely worse for the oakland police department to be able to function. >> reporter: oakland mayor jean quan and police chief howard jordan did not want to talk about the partial federal takeover. but councilman ignacio de la fuente says the arrangement creates too many restrictions on police officers to fight crime. >> police
a law to prohibit gun sales or require a conditional use permit. critics say they were not given enough notice about a gun store and some argue why buy guns in the first place? >> i can't understand why -- why anyone would use an assault weapon or why you would even have it. you don't use it for anything but to shoot people. >> i think it's safer because you have two policemen over there working and everything like that and we're more well protected now than we were before. >> i'm not negative about the guns. i would be more nervous there was a liquor store or a 7- eleven across the street or a jewelry store that gets robbed all the time. >> reporter: we spoke to the business owner across the street who says he is okay and is not concerned about safety. supporters for the sporting goods store say this is a much- needed local business. now, the los gatos town council will take up the issue of conditional use permits in february. in los gatos, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> sentencing for the man convicted of killing two people at the richmond/san rafael bridge toll plaza has bee
as a health and safety issue as well and it's big. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington tells us about the clean-up and how long it might take to get it all fixed. >> reporter: blame the weather for the sinkhole but this is definitely not what the people who live in this neighborhood want to see out of their window. a 20-foot sinkhole that goes over two lanes of traffic. this morning we have seen trucks with pg&e with the city and sanitation crews on the scene with a long day of clean- up. now, nobody was hurt but this is causing some problems for the people here. water was turned off to repair the lines last night. this happened because of the storms we had. heavy rains overflowed a creek which eroded the ground causing it to suddenly fall. this morning roads are closed but detours are in place. but if you come back live to us one more look at that sinkhole, it is going to take quite a while to come up with a solution. they need to come up with a permanent plan and at this point the road is going to have to be replaced. in lafayette, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> another sinkhole
at shooting ranges over the years but not recently. cbs reporter marly hall joins us from newtown with more on what's happening. >> reporter: good morning, michelle and brian. it's a week before christmas, and here in newtown, connecticut, many families aren't planning for the holidays but planning funerals and there are several planned in the weeks to come. it's back to school for the children of newtown, connecticut with the exception of the students of sandy hook elementary school. kenneth canfield is a fourth greater at sandy hook. he heard screaming and gunshots in the room he was in. >> it was being banged on by the gunman. >> reporter: kenneth and his classmates won't be returning to sandy hook elementary. when they do go back, they will attend chalk hill school in monroe. >> he said he wouldn't go back unless there's a police officer at every door. >> reporter: for the people of newtown, the grieving continues. more funerals will be held today when james mattioli and jessica rico also laid to rest. the first two funerals were held monday when 6-year-old noah posner and jack pinto w
on cbs 5, tonight is dana's final broadcast. the whole team is here. and i can say for all of us, it's been a privilege to share the anchor desk with you. it's been a privilege. but first, one last time, dana king with tonight's top stories. >> thank you very much, kenny. it looks like the gay marriage fight will come down to one man, one supreme court justice who is likely the swing vote on whether gays and lesbians can, once and for all, get legally married. >> this is a decision that's going to affect america. >> the supreme court will actually decide on two issues, doma, the federal law that prohibits recognition of same- sex marriages, and colorado's prop 8. the berkeley couple at the heart of the case is ecstatic. >> he texted me, omg, five exclamation points, granted. so then she called me. and we just started crying. >> they've got to solve this at a national level, because there's just too much administrative confusion right now. who gets health benefits, who can visit who in the hospital, all of these, you know, which marriage counts? >> a lot of focus is on anthony kenned
up a bathtub. >> think it's pretty amazing and it's coming up really high. >> bill hudson sent us this video of high tide. they were as high as the bumper on several suvs. >>> same thing happening in southern california. drivers had to deal with flooding on this stretch of road in sunset beach yesterday. part of the pacific coast highway there was shut down for part of morning. king tide occurs when the earth, moon and sun all align in such a way that it increases the gravitational pull of the oceans on the shore. it is peaking now. >>> a san francisco police sergeant is parked at a desk for now after boasting about a dangerous off duty joyride. [ engine revs ] >> in a facebook post, sergeant carl t bragged that he and his friends were drunk as they blasted through the broadway tunnel at 100 miles an hour in a lamborghini. the sergeant later said he was kidding. but he has been assigned to administrative duty while internal affairs sorts it out. the chief promises swift and severe discipline if it all turns out to be true. >>> if you are using bart to do a little holiday shopping,
. >> reporter: here with us is lieutenant silverman who is going to fill us in on what happened. >> so we had a group of four pedestrians walking on the roadway and a car came by and struck three of the four of them and they were knocked down the hill a distance of about 30 feet. >> how are they tonight, the three knocked down the hill? >> so all three of them went to the hospital. one has life-threatening injuries and the other two have less serious injuries. >> okay. now, this was a hit-and-run. anything about the suspect? >> right. so the suspect driver and car were found a couple hundred yards away by our officers within minutes of the incident. >> okay. so they before found nearby. what do we know about the suspect? how many people were in the car? is the driver going to be charged here? >> there were four people in the other car, and one of the passengers in that car was also injured. at this point, we have the driver detained and we're investigating. >> what about reports that the driver had been drinking? >> right. so that's what we're investigating at this point. >> the passenger in
four people walking on the road, three fell about 30 feet down a hillside. paramedics used back boards and ropes to carry out a rescue. police found a car then with fender damage a short distance away and detained the driver. there will be four people inside that car. one of them was hurt in the crash. the drive was detained. police are evaluating -- the driver was detained and police are evaluating whether the driver was impaired. a woman in her 50s a passenger in the vehicle has life- threatening injuries. >>> a moment of silence is planned this morning in connecticut to honor those who died in last week's mass shooting. cbs reporter marlie hall joins us now from newtown. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it seems like every day here in newtown is a new sense of normal. an endless series of funerals and every day since the tragedy has been a day of mourning but today the nation will stop and remember. >> reporter: at 9:30 this morning, people here in newtown will stop what they're doing and observe a moment of silence to mark the one week point since a shooter killed 26 people
up in a few minutes. >>> paul just showed us no place in the bay area is dry tonight. the peninsula and the santa cruz were some of the areas that saw plenty of rain. a lot of that wet weather. >> reporter: right now it's kind of light so it's kind of hard for the camera lens to capture the raindrops. take a look at this flooded parking lot. i'm standing in a foot deep of water right now. there's simply nowhere for the water to go, and all across the bay area, you'll see a lot of flooded streets and parking lots just like this one here. firefighters pumped water out of this flooded redwood city apartment complex. >> it was up to a foot deep before we got here. we were able to pump it out. >> reporter: they got the water out before it could cause any damage to the interior of the building. the heavy rain kept this crew moving from one trouble spot to another. >> it's been very busy today. a lot of freeway accidents. >> reporter: a pg&e crew was sent to help restore power, but they needed help themselves after a large oak tree fell on top of their truck. it happened friday night on st
us that it could be a mess for months. mark? >> reporter: indeed, dana. crews tonight are working around the clock to repair this 80-foot sink hole along lafayette creek. east bay mud crews are using heavy equipment working into the night to repair two water lines damaged in the wash out. it is all too real for the resident when she walked over and looked out from her side yard. they look directly on to the open trench and the exposed pipe. >> i just felt like that was it. because we just have to have it here. and you know everything that you worry about it. >> reporter: city officials believe that debris blocked that drainage underneath mountain view drive. and water overran the road and simply washed it away. water, gas, sewer lines are running underneath the pavement all damaged. lafayette city manager says that repairs will not be easy. it will not be cheap, and it will not be fast. the bottom line is that it will be along the ground here for a long time and mountain view drive will be closed. even with heavy equipment operating in the area, some drivers are only now discoveri
:30. a neighbor tells us when the woman's father got to the house she screamed don't come in, but it was too late. the robbers got away with a wallet, diamond earrings, a watch and a gold chain. no one was hurt. >>> well, a second straight saturday where the nfl is making news for all the wrong reasons. last week a kansas city chief killed his girlfriend before taking his own life. and this morning, another nfl player is in trouble with the law. cbs reporter teresa garcia reports. >> reporter: skid marks, line the texas roadway where police say dallas cowboy josh brent lost control of his car killing a team mitt. >> it appears as if he was traveling at a high rate of speed at which time his vehicle touched or impacted the outside curb of the service road causing his vehicle to flip at least one time. >> reporter: police say brent was driving drunk when he crashed his 2007 mercedes early saturday morning. the defensive lineman is charged with intoxication manslaughter for the death of 25-year-old jerry brown a member of the team's practice squad. investigators say brown was unresponsive when they
was not injured and the thief only got a few dollars. but as cbs 5 reporter patrick sedillo shows us, what he took from her was much more valuable than money. >> i hard him say, i'm going to kill your dog. >> pekingese 12 years old, sweetest thing ever. >> reporter: she asked not to be named so we won't show her face. this woman was robbed yesterday not only of money, but her best friend roxy, who she loved most on this earth. >> she was my best friend of the she was always there. >> reporter: she had lost her phone in her car so she parked to look for it when a man approached her at len worth and golden gate. >> he -- leavenworth and golden gate. >> he said give me all your money. >> reporter: he rifled through her pockets and found only $5 and roxy started barking. >> he said i'm going to kill your dog. >> reporter: after a struggle he made good on his promise. >> and he grabbed roxy from her collar, all of a sudden i see her fly towards traffic. threw her in traffic. >> reporter: roxy was rushed to the emergency room but it was too late. >> they said she was pretty bad in critical condition. so
by vandals who cut through the wiring. >> they took pretty expensive equipment. it'll take a while for us to get back up. it's the third time this year we've been sabotaged. >> reporter: what are they doing to string them up? >> i know it's not our content. we play independent music. we talk about local event and the other non-profits. so we are talking about things happening in vallejo. we don't focus on negative in vallejo. >> reporter: the transmitter shaft and batteries were all damaged and stolen. and this is not the first time. martin wonders if the vandalism is racially motivated. >> i'm 56 years old and never one to jump on the bandwagon, but three times in one year, there's got to be something to that. >> reporter: in fact, the "n" word was spray painted on the building in the earlier vandalism. ingly hope it's not. but i mean i am only one man. i can only fight for so long. and like i said this is the community radio. twice before martin says that they will need to come through to repair the radio station to put it on air. but they can't keep going back to that there if they wan
and there was a mother who lived there with her young son. she told us that she thinks somebody threw something into her home and that's what caused it to set on fire. so arson investigators are on scene. they are trying to sort all of this out but we are on dixon street right by the bart station. this was a one-alarm fire but again it caused significant damage and firefighters say that that family won't be able to return home. nobody was hurt. pg&e crews also on scene securing some lines and we are still waiting to get some more information but as i said arson investigators are on scene. elissa harrington, cbs 5. >>> new this morning, a fire in east oakland is believed to have been started by squatters. the single-alarm fire happened around 1:30 this morning on 64th and international boulevard. officials say homeless people may have been living in the building at the time. no injuries reported. >>> the same building caught fire in august. it took firefighters about half hour to put it out back then. and at the time, it was an appliance store called budget appliances. >>> a man is in critical condition
on a city street. one later died. cbs 5 reporter linda yee tells us they knew their attackers well. >> reporter: yes, they did, liz. four women and one man were picked up early this morning at a house in hercules. now, police believe that the suspects did dump their two victims here in this visitacion valley neighborhood and they call this case so bizarre, it could only happen in the movies. now, the man and the women were beat n up and tied up. one of them was shot, left on the street early sunday evening. information police said led them to the five suspects who had been in hercules at the time. they are a 32-year-old san francisco woman and a 21-year- old oakland man both of them charged with murder. the three other suspects, a 19- year-old, 22-year-old and 24- year-old women from hercules have been charged with accessory to murder. investigators say the victims did know their suspects. >> it was established that there was an expensive relationship between the victims -- extensive relationship between the victims and the suspect in this case. i can't get into detail about the re
's amazing and coming up really high. >> bill hudson sent us this video from redwood city about an hour after high tide. and even then, the water levels were as high as the butchers of several suvs. take a look. the same thing is happening in southern california drivers had to deal with flooding on this stretch of road in sunset beach yesterday. part of the pacific coast highway there was shut down for part of the morning. king tides occur when the earth, moon and sun align in a way that increases the gravitational pull on oceans toward the shore. and they usually occur several times a year. >> surfers love it. >> i bet. >> i would imagine. >>> san francisco police sergeant is parked at a desk at least for now after boasting about a dangerous off duty joyride. [ engine revs ] >> here it is on a facebook post. sergeant "carl t" bragged that he and his friends were drunk as they blasted through the broadway tunnel in the city at 100 miles an hour in a lamborghini. the sergeant later said he was just kidding, it was a joke but he has been assigned to administrative duty while internal affairs so
in class and we joked and laughed. >> investigators are digging into his gun and computer use. at lanza's home they found smashed computers. investigators hope e-mails and web searches will lead them to a possible motive for friday's massacre. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> a man is in jail after he outlined plans to copy the school massacre. 18-year-old sergio cabada of suisun city faces felony charges of making criminal threats. fairfield police got a tip he made the comments online supporting the connecticut gunman. investigators served a search warrant on his residence yesterday yesterday. they say they seized some items in order to prevent future acts of violence. >>> and students returned to class in newtown, connecticut, today except for those sandy hook elementary school students. cbs news's marley hall has more from newtown. >> reporter: it's back to school today for the children of newtown, connecticut. with one exception, the students of sandy hook elementary. >> which one -- >> reporter: kenneth canfield is a fourth grader at sandy hook. he was there that tragic day. >> he heard
to send a message, done to facilitate the beating and shooting is unclear. >> those suspects used various aliases including pocahontas, snow and killer. >>> politics isn't the only battle governor jerry brown is fighting. the 70-year-old is being treated for prostate cancer. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is at ucsf this morning and that's where the governor is undergoing radiation treatment. good morning. >> reporter: for the next month, governor brown will receive daily treatments here at ucsf. they are supposed to be painless and last about 10 minutes. governor brown's office announced yesterday that he has early stage prostate cancer. they say it has not spread and has a high cure rate. the 74-year-old governor will keep up his full work during his treatment and doctors say there won't be any serious side effects. this is the governor's second bout with cancer since taking office in 2011. last year he had a procedure to remove skin cancer from his nose. brown is in good shape of and he called out the governor of new jersey, chris christie, back in august after getting slammed at the
and if you have cd cases in your car use those as a substitute for ice scrapers this morning. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> that's a good tip, cate. thank you. >>> well, we should see all this is affecting traffic and for that we go to gianna. what's the latest? >> well, let's head to the bay bridge right now. no metering lights just yet but we are starting to see a backup now slow and go conditions as you work your way towards the toll plaza. mostly in those cash lanes. fastrak lanes are still moving okay. now, over to our maps, a couple of accidents to report. brand-new one westbound 580 at vasco blocking the middle lane of. we are seeing delays under 25 miles per hour through there as a result and that increases your drive time through the altamont pass. 26 minutes westbound 580. altamont pass to 680. 680 itself okay in certain spots through walnut creek but if you are heading south 680 at calaveras, we have reports of an accident blocking the off- ramp there. ben lomond we have downed power lines and trees down in the road. chp is on scene. there are closures in place. there is one-way traf
eighth grader and her principal. the principal has only a few months to live. sharon chin shows us how that student is trying to help, one step at a time. >> reporter: chris's wife and son helped him battle a rare liver disease. but the principal of san carlos learning center is now feeling the love of his community, thanks to this eighth grader. >> if there was any way i could help, that would be a really good idea. >> reporter: 13-year-old emma, who has never organized a big event ever, is spearheading a walk-a-thon for her beloved principal. >> it's kind of inspiring. >> reporter: mahoney says he's joined 750 patients on california's liver transplant list. the average weight is two years. he's waited eight years and doctors say he could die in six months without a transplant. >> so in some respects it's feeling a little more desperate. >> reporter: emma and school volunteers hope to raise $60,000 for mahoney. he's trying to get on a shorter transplant list that his insurance doesn't cover. the fund-raiser takes place tomorrow in san carlos. >> i learned a lot how one person can make
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